To BBQ or grill asparagus spears without fuss...build little 'asparagus rafts'
Fresh asparagus spears
Extra-virgin olive oil
Your favourite flavour of Pacific Harvest Furikake *
* it comes in 3 natural flavours: Citrus, Chilli & Garlic
First trim the base of the asparagus: with one hand, hold an asparagus stalk at its base. Bend the stalk over with your other hand – the asparagus will break where the woody part ends and the tender part begins. Discard the base.
Make the 'asparagus rafts': Place 4 or 5 asparagus stalks next to one another. Skewer them crosswise in two places – just below the tips and 3cm from the bottom – with slender bamboo skewers. You will end up with something that looks like a raft.
Brush the asparagus rafts on both sides with extra-virgin olive oil. Season with freshly ground black peppercorns if desired...no need for salt, seaweed seasoning takes care of that!
Grill the asparagus on a barbecue or in a griddle pan for 4-5 mins per side, turning with tongs. Sprinkle with Furikake mix towards the end to season.
Chef's note: Be sure to not overcook the asparagus, they are lovely when bright green & still crunchy!